Monday, May 11, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday- Very Hungry Caterpillar Style!


At Michele's Muffin Tin Monday this week, the theme is to base your muffin tin lunch on a children's book. With all the caterpillars around our townhouse this week, The Very Hungry Caterpillar seemed like an obvious choice. Caterpillars appear to be raining down from above. They cover our sidewalk. They consume our front steps. I think it's gross, but my daughter is enchanted...


I tried to base it on the book as close as possible, but it came down to going with the flow of what was in my fridge. However, we were able to start with apples and end on a leaf- just like in the book! :-)


At our house, the very hungry caterpillar ate some apples, blackberries, strawberries, cheese, cake, hot dogs, pie, cantaloupe, celery, and pickles... but he was still hungry. So he ate his way through a lettuce leaf as well ;-)

It went a little differently in the book, but I don't think my 3 year old noticed! Lol!
I did all my hole-pokin' with a straw. It worked really well!

Wouldn't this be a great idea for a Very Hungry Caterpillar party? Just poke holes in whatever food you serve, and voila! Instant Very Hungry Caterpillar food! :-)

If you missed my "Under the Sea" muffin tin a few weeks ago, check it out!


33 comments:

Sharon said...

This is so awesome! I really need to do this for my boys some time soon.
Do your kids eat blackberries?

Yum! Very cute. :)

Ally said...

So creative, and looks yummy!

Sherry said...

That is just too cute! :)

BranFlakes said...

I LOVE that you added holes to all the food, GREAT idea!!

Tiffany said...

That is so cute & colorful. We will have to try this one day!

Kelli said...

Oh my goodness!! This has to be the cutest thing I have every seen!! I LOVE it! And a Very Hungry Catepillar party is a SUPER idea!! I may have to remember that for some upcoming bday parties!! SUPER CUTE!!

Michelle said...

This is so cute...Emily loves this book, she would love this lunch too!!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Best. Muffin Tin. Meal. Ever.

Letters,Numbers and Books said...

wow!!! that is Awesome!!

Michelle Sybert said...

The Masked Mommy is at it again! Pow-wow! I am floored by how creative and cute (and well displayed) your tin is - the holes just put it over the top!!

so great!

sarah in the woods said...

So adorable. I may have to steal your idea one of these no-theme weeks!

Dawn said...

What a great book and muffin tin.
Dawn

Angie said...

Wow! That is so creative! I had trouble picking which book to do. Great book you picked!

Kayce and Robbie said...

Wow! What a beautiful muffin tin. I am going to have to try this with my kids.

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

I'm posting about this at Little Nummies (http://littlenummies.net)

The LemonDrop Tree said...

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jojoebi said...

hahaha I love it!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Oh I am SO saving this idea for a no theme week. :) You did an amazing job!!

Val

Infant Bibliophile said...

That's a great idea! I can't believe I didn't think of that, although we couldn't have done it this week (it will take some planning, since my guy is so picky AND has allergies to some of the things), but I've often thought it would be fun to do a Very Hungry Caterpillar buffet for a party. He especially loves watermelon.

Jenny in Utah said...

A million times darling ... absolutely love it!!!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

So cute!! All of the colors look so vibrant and I love the little hole in each of the foods. This is a favorite book of mine, so I think I might have to try this (one day) with my kids. I KNOW they would get a kick out of it. I sure hope they'd still be hungry for the lettuce at the end! ;)

Thanks for the comment on my blog yesterday and for pointing me in this direction to check out your MTM post! It makes me motivated to get going on that again!

Christy said...

Love the holes! Very creative and fun tin!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Such a cute idea! We've had lots of caterpillars here too. My almost 2 yr old is fascinated, but a little too enthusiastic and has stepped on a few. Great post!

Jolene said...

No catapliilars here yet! BUT AWESOME idea!!!!

The Magic Onions said...

VERY cute idea... we will do it soon!

Messy Jessy said...

I love this book and this idea! I stealing it for sure. I love this idea. Oh, wait I said that already.

Michelle said...

Just saw you on simplekids.net! this MTM meal is getting featured all over the place! Congrats girl!

Xazmin said...

Um, okay...could you BE more creative?

How adorable...I'm so in love with this idea!

Danielle said...

WOW!!! That is awesome. My daughter would love, love, love this tim. Great idea.

PuppyLovePrincess said...

Such a cute idea. I'll be posting about it on my blog (w/ credits & link of course.) Sooo darling!
http://puppylovepreschool.blogspot.com

FireMom said...

I'll be doing this next week. (Sent via link.) We're huge VHC fans in this house. My older son's bedset is TVHC! So, hopefully he'll try some of the foods!

Will link and credit when we blog about our experience!

Siayla said...

That is such a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing :)

School for Us said...

Too cute!!! I'll have to do this for my nephew when he's a little older. :-)